Friday, July 31, 2020

Owen Sound, Graceland 2, The Ridge and Losing Track of Days

The Ridge
On Friday, July 31st I got up while Bill was in the shower around 6:30 and headed out for a nice walk. I had almost 2 hours before I had to drive to Owen Sound to pick up the truck part that Mitch needs. It was a lovely walk with low ground fog only in certain areas. I enjoy the early walks much better than mid-afternoon when the traffic is heavier.

The golden field of wheat in the foreground and the Pricevill sand dunes
in the background
People coming from work are not as considerate as the early morning commuters. Some slow right down and move over. Others, fewer of these, just keep on their lane and barrel on through. Rude! I know they see me. I always step off into the grass ditch if I see that they aren’t moving over. As I was heading back to North Line, I noticed that the fog was increasing instead of burning off. Where was that sun? The fog on our road was really thick, at first I could only hear Bill coming in Black Beauty.

Wait a minute! That's not sand, it's gravel!
Deceiving from a distance.
Bill said he got lucky yesterday on his way to work and saw a deer
laying here in the wheat field
Looks to me like there were more than one there last night
I wish I'd seen them
He reminded me that I should be wearing my safety vest and he is absolutely right. Especially on these early semi-foggy mornings. Note to self. 

Mitch's front flowers are doing great
No thanks to me, they always look this good
I heard Bill before I saw him but the fog had increased considerably
instead of dissipating

Have a good day, dear!
Gosh, the time and date is really off and I reset it
I had my tea back home and then at 8:30 drove the back roads to Highway 6. I found the directions that I got from Mitch and then clarificed by Bill to be easy to follow. I was able to get onto Hwy 21 in good time and into Peninsula Ford. Picking up the small part was quick and I used the washroom before leaving.

Sssh, Queen Anne is still sleeping
Isn't this awesome? How her flowers are tucked up so tightly?
Well, good morning beautiful!
Bill had asked if I would go a block and a half further to Staples to pick up an external dvd/drive for his laptop. It seems a lot of newer ones aren’t equipped with one. Unfortunately, it wasn’t open for another half hour so I called Mitch and told him I’d be delayed. No point in driving back another day to pick one up. When I got to Mitch’s I told him to deduct the 30 minutes from my time since he was paying me from the time I left home.

And once more I remembered to look at my Moonflower

They are so pretty, too bad they don't last longer
I helped him block tape and cover the tonneau cover and box of the F150 pickup that came in yesterday afternoon, or was it Wednesday? I’m losing track of the days, obviously, and proof of that follows later in my post. After 3.5 hours of work for Mitch, I left at 12:30 and came home for a bp coffee and a lunch plate. I was so close to finishing my photo book that I totally neglected working on my blog and did that instead. Well, I did get the write-up done on yesterday's post but that was all.

It was easy to find Peninsula Ford and easy to pick up the part he needed
As I was eating the last morsel of a fat bomb, Bill drove in. Yay! He’s done early and we are officially on holidays. He ate his packed lunch and had a brief doze before going out to tackle the grass cutting. He’s just happy to have the mower back as we have company coming this weekend. It needs to be tidied up around here before they arrive. Once my book was done and ready to be published, I sent it off to BookSmart.

My first clue that it wasn't open yet was the empty lot
Lucky for me, I had a Promo Code that gave me 35% off if I published today. That saved me 25$ so my book was an incredibly good price. 😊 Bill stopped at one point for a cold drink and I’d been out pulling weeds from the gardens and watering the flower pots and vegetables. It sure was warm when you were working out there. I put the furniture and hammock back on the grass area once he finished cutting and that had me huffing and puffing!

The bullet proof coffee tastes better in my own mug
than the one that comes with the Bullit

A different lunch but still healthy
Dr. Drew says to eat fat bombs with my meal to increase the fat and fill me up
It worked!
He was still cutting grass when at 6 I started supper. I hadn’t planned anything. Some days I just don’t know what to have, so cooked some wieners and corn on the cob. There was a potato left from the other night so I added butter and warmed it up for Bill. I want to make sure he has enough to eat. We had a custard each for dessert and that seems to have done the trick. Our meal wouldn’t make it into any ‘good food recipe book’ but we were happy and filled without too many carbs.

Gayle asked us sisters last week if our dahlias had come up
I knew that I had this one (out of 6) beside the Bunky

but today, found that I had a second one along the fence
That was good. The rest of the bulbs must be duds.
After cleaning up the few dishes, Bill reminded me that I wasn’t only off work for 1 week, but two. “What?” I had lost track as I said above of the days and didn’t realize that on Tuesday the 11th my LadyFest begins. Oh crap! That means I’ll only be working for Mitch on the Monday and then off again. I felt really bad as he has two vehicles in that he needs to work on. I’ll have to stop tomorrow on my way home from the Mat and let him know.

Bill is happy when he cuts the grass

Even though it doesn't look it
I'd be worried if he drove around grinning now wouldn't I?
I might need to duck my head when I tell him! Not much I can do about it but I do feel terrible leaving him high and dry for 2 weeks. With my book done and yesterday’s blog finally posted, I started this one for today. I got the new finch feeder filled today and put out another orange for the orioles or ants and flies. Whatever. I’ve only seen one hummingbird since I filled their new feeder but hope they come back and drink it up.

We've trimmed the lane but it is interesting how quickly it fills in
Looks like we're driving into a forest
Have a good night!

This was a good day here on the Ridge. Thank you for stopping by.


  1. Wondered what happen to yesterday's Blog.
    Even if you walk in the afternoon wearing your Safety Vest would greatly protect you.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your weekend.

    It's about time.

    1. Occasionally when I'm too tired, I need to just follow my priority reasoning! haha
      True about the vest but probably that isn't going to happen in mid afternoon. I'm a rebel of some sorts! haha I do usually wear bright colours.

  2. It's so cool that everything is green and gorgeous, including those flowers. Wow!! Mitch is going to miss you!!I I know you'll have a great time though. Hopefully lots of new clothes will magically appear at Ladyfest!

    1. I do love how a bit of rain greens things up. A totally different view from Arizona. :)
      You are a girl after my own heart with the clothes. haha

  3. The Queen Anne is so gorgeous! Lunch looks yummy! I wouldn't mind a job where I get paid for doing errands LOL. Every thing is so nice and green, looks like it was good timing to get the cub cadet back :) Enjoy your weekend and your company!

    1. Yes, I don't mind the errands at all when I'm getting paid. :)
      If the the mower hadn't been ready, we would have had to borrow our neighbours. He has two and would have loaned it. The grass needed it so badly!
      thank you!

  4. Enjoy your time off! You deserve a break.

  5. Hope you're having a grand weekend!

  6. Enjoy your time off. Hoping to get caught up from this past week.